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Republicans' Road Ahead, After Close Iowa Caucuses

Tuesday's Iowa caucuses shook up the GOP field as Mitt Romney won by just eight votes and Rick Santorum took second. Michele Bachmann finished sixth, then withdrew from the race on Wednesday. Host Michel Martin discusses the results and looks ahead with journalism professor Cynthia Tucker and contributing editor of The Weekly Standard Matthew Continetti.
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Gov. Perry: 'Here We Come South Carolina!!!'

Though he said last night that he would go home to reassess his bid for the presidency — a signal that he might drop out of the race — Texas Gov. Rick Perry just tweeted that "the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State."
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After Bruising Loss In Iowa, Bachmann Bows Out

Michele Bachmann's hopes had been pinned on doing well in the Hawkeye State, where last summer she briefly soared in state polls and, in mid-August, won the Iowa Republican Party's presidential straw poll in Ames.
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Not Everyone Is Basking In Iowa's Afterglow

The field of GOP challengers narrowed a day after the caucuses as Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she was ending her 2012 presidential bid. Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry went home to regroup after his poor showing in the Cornhusker State.
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Confident Romney, Bolstered Santorum Head To N.H.

Backers of Mitt Romney say the former Massachusetts governor's campaign is built "to go all the way." With money, organization and the advantage of competing on his home turf, Romney still holds an enormous edge over Rick Santorum.
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Iowa's Caucus Results Ripple Into New Hampshire

After Mitt Romney's narrow win in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, the GOP presidential hopefuls move on to New Hampshire, where voters cast their ballots in a primary next week. For more on the Republican presidential race, Steve Inskeep speaks to NPR's Brian Naylor, who is in New Hampshire.
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Harry Thomas Jr. Charged With Theft, False Tax Return

Federal prosecutors filed papers on Thursday charging D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. with theft of $350,000 in government funds and filing a false tax return.

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Iowa Race Fit Many Convenient Story Lines For Media

ANALYSIS: The caucuses are largely an excuse for candidates to try to charm voters for the cameras, and for journalists to harass candidates, voters and the journalists' own audiences.
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'Iowa And Beyond': Listen To A Special NPR Podcast

Listen to a special podcast from NPR News on the first presidential contest of the year — and where the race goes from here.

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